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Leadership opportunities

We actively encourage students to communicate ideas and opinions, collaborate and make decisions, and give them the power to influence change.

We believe all our students have leadership potential and encourage them to apply for leadership positions. Selection focuses on how their actions as a leader embody our school values of Achievement, Curiosity, Humanity and Fairness.

We offer a number of diverse and exciting leadership opportunities for students at each year level. These include Year Level Captains and Program CaptainsClass Leaders and Peer Support Leaders.

Our student leaders have the chance to engage with their peers, the school and the broader community through a wide range of events – from the vibrant Rainbow Day and International Women’s Day celebrations to sports, music and drama events. They also represent the school at both internal and external events, including our open day and school tours.

The school relies on their energy, leadership skills and activism to lead campaigns to assist homeless and indigenous communities, to raise awareness of social and environmental issues, and drive the philanthropic projects at each year level.

Leadership conferences and programs

At Northcote High School, students’ voices are respected and actively sought in our decision-making processes.

Our regular Captains’ Conferences are a great opportunity for our student leaders to provide real input into issues affecting them and their peers. This collaboration prepares them for more formal leadership programs, including the Victorian Young Leaders to China, Future Leaders, Youth for Causes, and the School of Student Leadership (Alpine School).

These roles create a positive experience where students can discover their leadership potential in a supportive environment, building confidence and developing their skills. By working alongside peers and staff in a position of responsibility, students are encouraged to co-operate with one another, improve their communication skills, and learn to be an effective and organised leaders.

We also offer our Years 8–12 students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The award is a youth development program aimed at empowering young Australians to explore their full potential, regardless of their location or circumstances.

Student leaders in 2021

Year Level Captains for 2021

Year 7 Captains TBA in Term 2
Year 8 Captains Mae Robinson
Rafael Pintos-Lopez
Year 9 Captains Saskia Cormier
Yianna Giorgedarkis
Year 10 Captains Sidney McGrath
Walt Wilson
Year 11 Captains Joel Taylor
Phoebe Lawlor
Sophie Hargreaves
Dash Hosking
Year 12 School Captains Kitty Robinson
Lucy Rachman Vascotto
Stella Russo
Zac Johnstone

Program Captains

Year 8 Sport Captains Amie Stapleton, Zoe Panagiotopoulos, Lily Sibillin, Jada Stapleton, Matilda Hale
Year 9 Sport Captains Acacia Schipper, Zoe Hargreaves, Myrsine Demaison, Ken Furukawa, Ayda Canon
Year 10 Sport Captains Minnie O’Sullivan, Claire O’Sullivan, Mia Ison, Connor Hastings, Sophie Hetherington Luke Campbell
Junior Performing Arts Captains Yianna Giorgedakis, Myrsine Demaison
Senior Performing Arts Captains Otto Grodach, Lucinda Symonds, Dominic Harvey, Hannah Bartley
Peer Support Captains Nicholas Abd el Nour, Tom Avramopoulos, Evangeline Bruce, Tom Butler, Luke Campbell, Dulcie Campbell-Fraser, Jenny Chen, Asha Dacy, Kitty Foley, Kiara Jacklin, Anthea Kalathas, Chloe Lum, Tahlia Mann, Neave McKenzie-Poole, Rainer Morrey, Lydia O’Reilly, Nina Poletti, Elyse Rajab, Mac Robertson, Sarah Stafford, Harper Tierney-Hunt, Majella Van de Graaff, Lalla Wilhelms, Ella Williams

International Program Leadership Group

Ivy Nguyen
Samuel Tran
Ringo Bach
Ivy Vo
Shelley Yu

Student School Council members

Neave McKenzie-Poole
Zac Johnstone

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